Why Is Excel on Mac So Bad?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Excel is the business world’s most popular spreadsheet application. It is used to develop and manage work projects, track the progress of each project, and assign tasks. It can also be used for reporting and analysis. It is a powerful tool, but it can be frustrating if it starts to run slowly or crashes. This article will show you how to fix these problems.

When you maximize an Excel workbook on a Mac, it becomes part of your desktop space (or Mission Control) and the Ctrl-left/Ctrl-right commands are ignored. This can be annoying if you have multiple open applications (such as an Excel workbook, safari web page, and powerpoint ppt) and have to constantly switch between them to move around the screen.

Another common problem with Excel on Mac is that it has different keyboard shortcuts than its Windows counterpart. Some of the most useful ones, such as F2 for editing a cell, do not work at all. This can be confusing if you are new to the program, but there is a simple solution. Just press CONTROL+U to access the same functionality as F2.

The Mac OS is updated on a regular basis to keep up with technological advancements. If your version of the Mac OS is out of date, it can cause issues with Microsoft Excel. Similarly, corrupted Microsoft Excel installation files can interfere with its proper operation. It is possible to repair these files with a reliable Excel file repair Mac tool.

David Sunnyside
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